Project Machinist

Location
Massachusetts, United States
Posted
26 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
26 Mar 2021
Ref
19010
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

PROJECT MACHINISTPlasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC), to join a major initiative to develop advanced superconducting magnets and the first net-energy fusion energy device.  Will work in the PSFC’s substantial machine shop to fabricate a wide range of components, fixtures, tooling, structures, and other hardware required for large-scale superconducting magnet development and testing.  The PSFC is a facility at the forefront of plasma physics and fusion energy research. It is comprised of a team of almost 200 top-tier students, scientists, and engineering staff jointly pursuing fusion research at national laboratory-like scale. It is a fast-paced, team-oriented environment working to achieve fusion energy on an accelerated timescale.

Job Requirements

REQUIREDa two-year technical day school degree with numerical control machine training; at least ten years of applicable experience as a machinist; experience with CAM software and operating 5 axis machines; an R&D background and experience; experience fabricating tooling and fixtures for prototype or short-run production cycles; experience working with aluminum, steel, Inconel, copper, molybdenum, tungsten, G10, and fiber-reinforced plastics; familiarity with modern machine tools (e.g., programming of CAM milling machines and lathes) and the setup, maintenance, and operation of such machine tools; experience using lathes and multi-axis milling machines outfitted with ProtoTRAK controllers; comfort using horizontal and vertical milling machines with manual controls only; ability to use horizontal and vertical band saws, belt/disc sanders, rotary grinders, and buffers which are typical in a machine shop; experienced with speeds and feeds and the selection of proper tooling; and the ability to handle and complete multiple tasks with minimal supervision. Experience using EDM machines is desired. Job #19010

Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.

Must be able to work overtime for extended hours and weekends during occasional major project sprints.

Application material should include a resume with details of your education, qualifications, experience, and expertise with various machine tools and materials.

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